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a few swiss days…

a few swiss days…

The last days in Switzerland have been quite nice – but oday there’s rain in Beaune. Back to the typing!  

Irancy 2016…

Irancy 2016…

Well, all week the armchair forecasters were saying nice on Saturday, terrible on Sunday – the weather that was! As it was, the rain and wind arrived early – midday on Saturday. This was one day where everyone was happy that it was 8°C and not 1°C! The Irancy Saint Vincent parade started in the dark of the early morning, from high on the hill above Irancy into the town below – by torchlight and with handy flames by the side of the the route; representatives from all over Burgundy with their own ‘Saint Vincent’ statues. Still, for the first 5 hours or so everybody stayed dry, if still a little wind-swept! By mid-morning there was a 2km line of slowly moving cars to the [….]

a viennese weekend…

a viennese weekend…

All quiet here over the weekend, but that was because I had to see some horses, some blue sky and a brilliant range of 1985 (mainly) grand crus. Cheers! 😉  

the ins and outs of being very silly…

the ins and outs of being very silly…

The weather is vacillating. One moment picturesque, the next, very damp. Tomorrow I should take-part in my first marathon – it just so happens it’s the ‘highest in Europe’ – a mere 2,739m at the 25km point. I suppose it’s all downhill from there! Oh well, shame about the weather forecast too…

sun, ski and amiot’s 2006 morey les ruchots

sun, ski and amiot’s 2006 morey les ruchots

Hard to believe, but the lull here was due to skiing, curtailed today by too much snow! Back home this afternoon, it was 22°C in the garden, no-wonder: Bud burst happened a few days earlier than in 2007. A precocious start to the growing season. pic.twitter.com/tpZdr58wyf — Jeremy Seysses (@JeremySeysses) April 10, 2014 But following my evening jog – replacing one kind of (leg) ache with another – time for a little MSD 1er Cru action! 2006 Pierre Amiot, Morey St.Denis 1er Les Rochots Medium, medium-plus colour. It starts modestly, but it’s still a nose to sink into; a classic Morey nose of herbs, backed with dark fruit and maybe a little blood-iron for good measure too. Just an ounce of padding below the silky [….]

what a difference a day makes…

what a difference a day makes…

Snow!

a beautiful day (montrachet, lameloise and three crosses…)

a beautiful day (montrachet, lameloise and three crosses…)

The sky was blue this morning – it was going to be a good day: breakfast at Le Montrachet with ‘la friend’ then a long walk in the hills above the vines of Santenay. We rolled up at Le Montrachet about 9:30am and – oops! – closed until 11th January – shock! It was already getting late, where should we go? La friend had a cracking idea: ‘What about Lameloise?’ Why not I thought! Then came the quote that I will remember for a while: ‘I can’t find Lameloise in my phonebook!’ Like you call Lameloise every day…! Eventually the google found the number (not easy in Puligny as reception is rubbish) and the call was placed: ‘We’d love to offer you hot drinks, but [….]

it’s a bit wet…

it’s a bit wet…

Most of Europe is experiencing plenty of rain. With already water-logged ground, just look what a difference 30 minutes of rain can make – vine-feet that need wellies: Picture courtesy of Caroline Lestime of Domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard in Chassagne.

was something happening in beaune this weekend?

was something happening in beaune this weekend?

views of the hills…

views of the hills…

Saturday was a quiet day in the ‘hills’:

in the côtes…

in the côtes…

A bit ‘gushing’ 😉 but a nice piece all the same. [Archived] And here are a few little pics taken from inside the Clos de Vougeot on Friday…

summer in beaune – part last…

summer in beaune – part last…

A Beaune promenade before lunch on Sunday. Whatever it looks like, there was a chilly north wind…

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